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09/20/18
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WRC comeback with Volkswagen: Petter Solberg to drive the new Polo GTI R5 in Spain

WRC comeback with Volkswagen:  Petter Solberg to drive the new Polo GTI R5 in Spain
  • 2003 world rally champion returns to the scene of his last WRC rally
  • Three world champions in one rally: Sébastien Loeb, Sébastien Ogier and Petter Solberg
  • Debut for the new Polo GTI R5 for customer sport only planned outing as works team

He’s back! 2003 champion Petter Solberg (N) returns to the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) with the Volkswagen Polo GTI R5. Solberg and co-driver Veronica Engan (N) will compete in the WRC 2 class at the Rally Spain in Catalonia from 25 to 28 October. Six years after his last rally in 2012, the Norwegian will make his comeback in precisely the same place, at which he called time on his rally career. Solberg, who drives a Polo for his PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team in the FIA World Rallycross Championship (WRX), will briefly change fields. The Polo GTI R5 will make its competitive debut at the Rally Spain, which will be the car’s only outing with the Volkswagen works team. The R5 rally car will then be run by customer teams in national and international championships.

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